PRN: Babson College’s San Francisco Fast Track MBA Program Sponsors Babson Corporate Challenge For Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Babson College’s San Francisco Fast Track MBA Program Sponsors Babson Corporate Challenge For Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

WELLESLEY, Mass., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Babson Graduate Dean Dennis Hanno will lead three teams that include Babson College alumni, faculty and staff representing the San Francisco Babson MBA Fast Track Program competing in the annual Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in the Babson Corporate Challenge category on Sunday, June 10th.

The Escape includes a 1.5 mile swim in icy waters, an 18 mile bike ride on steep hills, and an 8 mile run up a 400 step sand ladder. Visit @EscapeAlcatraz

The Babson Corporate Challenge element of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is an opportunity for workmates to participate in a social atmosphere outside of the workplace, while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

The Babson Corporate Challenge also promotes positive competition among corporate teams, as well as a chance to network within the business community. Your rival on the racecourse could be your next partner in business. The Babson Corporate Challenge aims to foster positive relationships among teammates and corporate opponents.

Babson Teams

Dean Dream Team

*Dennis Hanno, Dean, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson @dhanno

*Jon Thomas, Babson ’89 undergraduate alumnus, Portfolio Manager, Zieger Lotsoff Capital Management; San Jose

*Josh MacArthur, Babson Athletics Director, Wellesley, MA

Babson MBA SF

*Walter Armer, SF MBA (Sept.) ’11, Partner, LR Global Realty Capital; San Francisco

*Jeff Dean, SF MBA (Sept.) ’11, Director of Sales, Nunn and Company; Seattle

*Josh Allison, SF MBA (Sept.) ’11, Sustainability Consultant, Holderness Advisors; Oakland


*Paul Proctor, SF MBA Mar. ’11, District Lending Manager, Chase; San Jose

*Jeff Rogers, (no Babson affiliation)

*Shayna Proctor, (no Babson affiliation)

“Babson is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the Corporate Challenge,” said Sara Quist, director of marketing for the graduate school, “as Babson MBA graduates are entrepreneurial leaders that embody the same skills that a triathlete has to succeed: racing against the clock, the competition, the challenges, and ultimately finding opportunity. With our campus in the SoMa district, we are excited to be part of this important event for the city of San Francisco.”

Corporate teams will compete for the “Keys to the Rock” perpetual trophy. This trophy will reside for the year at the winning team’s offices. The winning team is invited back the following year to defend their title and retain all the bragging rights that go along with it.

2,000 top athletes from around the globe compete in the annual Escape from Alcatraz triathlon.

Babson College in San Francisco’s SOMA District

The F.W. Olin Graduate School’s San Francisco campus brings a Babson presence to the West Coast. This location provides the opportunity to offer the Babson MBA through the Fast Track program in a location convenient to where its entrepreneurial students live and work. Speaker series, partnering with local companies for special events, and Rocket Pitch, a multi-university business idea competition are just a few of the community and business building opportunities that Babson brings to the San Francisco market.

Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(tm). The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society — while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit

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SOURCE Babson College


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